The ninth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival attracted more than 13,000 people, according to event organizers.
Event-goers headed to the festival venue, at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, to enjoy a day of live performances by blues musicians and other bands, and to enjoy barbecue chicken, pork, brisket, ribs and foods offered by other vendors.
Fifty-three teams competed in the professional and backyard categories, with the professional teams having a chance of winning $10,000 in prizes.
Backyard Bro’s took the grand champion honors, while Pig Chika Cow Cow, was the reserve champion.
The backyard division winners were: LaFamigilia BBQ, grand champion; Quid Pro Q, reserve champion; and Bahr’s Smokin’ Butts, third place.
There were also 42 teams, of two people each, that vied for $500 in prize money in the event’s inaugural cornhole competition.
Efforts have already begun to prepare for next year’s event, slated for Jan. 18, 2020.
Published February 13, 2019